Highlander Festival

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September 10th & 11th, 2022

FREE Admission - Don't pass up a whole weekend of Scottish and Celtic fun at the park!!!!


Experience a whole weekend of Scottish & Celtic culture, with the Avenue of Clans, Scottish craft & food vendors, Scottish music & dancing, as well as Highland Games.

Saturday, September 10th, 2022

At beautiful Tam O'Shanter Park on Saturday, September 11th, 2021 the festivities begin, starting at 7:00 am with a Fun Run/Walk 5K road race.  At 9:00 am the Highland Dance Competition. Silent Auction and Highland Games begin.  At 10:00 am please join us for the annual Highlander Festival Parade.  Also beginning at 10:00 am join us for the Kelso Garden Club Flower Show "Journey Through the Highlands". At 12:30 the Opening Ceremonies & Parade of Clans begins on the field.  The Silent Auction ends at 4:00.  The entertainment continues all day Saturday with music by:  Men of Worth, Darby O'Gill, and pipe bands from Ft. Vancouver and Clan Gordon.  This is located under the covered area.

2021 Fun Run/Walk Results

Sunday, September 11th, 2022

At 9:00 AM  please join us for the Kirkin' of the Tartan Worship Service at Tam O'Shanter Park and again at 11:00 AM at the Kelso Methodist Presbyterian Church in Kelso at 206 Cowlitz Way.  There will be a bagpiper and a Highland Dancer performing.

The Highland Games will begin at the park at 9:00 AM with those hardy lads and lasses tossing the caber and throwing the stone. There will be entertainment in the afternoon at the park with the Wicked Tinkers, and Men of Worth.

The Kilted Klassic Golf Tournament information to be provided at a later date. Contact Mike Fowler 360-749-4925

The Kelso Rotary will be holding their Annual Duck Race in the afternoon raising money for charities and scholarships.


Don't pass up a whole weekend of Scottish and Celtic fun at the park!

For more information please Contact Us.